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Media Releases

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RSPCA ACT Supports new Bill with pets to be recognised as sentient beings in Canberra

RSPCA ACT has provided significant input into the Bill and we are very encouraged by the ACT Governments push to have animals recognised as sentient beings. The RSPCA in the ACT believes that most Canberrans are responsible and loving pet owners, and foresee very little impact that the proposed changes to the Animal Welfare Legislation will have on them on a daily basis. The proposed changes could, however, have a significant impact on pet owners who continuously do the wrong thing. The RSPCA ACT Inspectorate’s ability to take punitive and corrective measures will also be strengthened by a

Last Call for Million Paws Walk

Time is running out; Million Paws Walk 2019 is only 2 days away and we’re hosting the greatest Post-Election Party the capital will ever see! Regardless of your preferred party or candidate, join us on Sunday where we’ll forget about politics, and vote on the real things that matter… like waggliest tail, best dressed and cutest canine couple. There’s pooches, there’s prizes, food and music. The day is sure to be a great hit with the entire family! Every pooch and pup is welcome regardless of breed, size and age. Don’t forget to make sure that your canine companion is up to date with

MILLION PAWS WALK 2019 IS THIS SUNDAY!

This Sunday, 19 May thousands of people and their pooches across Australia will walk together to take a stand against animal cruelty. We have it on good authority that the Canberra pooch community has started putting their best paw forward and deciding on their most stylish leads in preparation. You’ll find us down at the beautiful Patrick White Laws in front of the National Library of Australia from 9am, with the official walk starting at 11am. In addition to the walk, there will be plenty of retails stalls with merchandise and poochy treats, food vendors for the humans, music and dog

RSPCA ACT reminds pet owners to avoid Easter Dangers

With Easter fast approaching, we are all anticipating the heavenly chocolate coma that awaits us. But for now, it’s time to talk about chocolate and your pets. While some people may argue that they have given chocolate to their pet with no adverse effects; it is vital to note that like any food or medicine, the reaction to the toxin is dependent on the dosage and the circumstances. For their health and safety, please completely restrict all access to chocolate and make sure this holiday isn’t one to forget. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson said “ While chocolate can be delightfully delicious

It's time to give Bullies a break

RSPCA wants 'bullies' to stop being judged on their appearance. While no one likes a bully, the RSPCA’s across Australia say it’s time to give the canine version a second chance. This financial year alone RSPCA ACT has seen 621 dogs and puppies come into the care of our Weston Shelter, with 231 of these dogs belonging to the ‘bully’ breeds. The unfortunate reality for these loveabull pups is that they are often the ones who wait the longest at our Shelter for a new home. Just like Angel and Sassy, who have each been patiently waiting at our Shelter for over 300 days. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle

Mooseheads donates $10,000 from Security Guard Calendar sales!

Late last year we announced that Canberra’s very own famous Mooseheads Pub & Nightclub had chosen RSPCA ACT as the charity beneficiaries from sales of their Security Guard Calendar. We are so glad to announce that on the back of calendar sales Mooseheads will be donating $10,000 to RSPCA ACT! Thanks to the support of the local Canberra community with the help of popular Mooseheads security guards and a number of cute Shelter animals, Mooseheads Pub & Nightclub is making a generous donation that will allow us to change the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals around the ACT. “It was

Clear the Shelter: 93% of the ACT Shelter cleared!

RSPCA ACT’s ‘Clear the Shelter’ saw 108 animals adopted during the national $29 adoption drive which took place over the weekend. By closing time on Saturday, 93% of adoptable animals at RSPCA ACT found their forever homes. Of all the animals ready for adoption, only 9 animals were not adopted. One of the dogs who did not find her forever home, is Mitsy, who has been in our care for over 200 days. Mitsy is desperately looking for her perfect family and needs someone with plenty of backyard space and 6ft Colourbond fencing. Mitsy loves to play with tennis balls, and despite her size is quite

RSPCA Aims to ‘Clear the Shelter’ this weekend

RSPCA ACT is aiming to clear the shelter this Friday and Saturday (22 and 23 February) with animals being available for adoption at a heavily discounted fee of $29. Last year, every animal which was available for adoption found their forever homes. ‘Clear the Shelter’ is a national RSPCA initiative and shelters in VIC, SA, ACT, NSW and QLD are all participating. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson has high hopes that all the animals available for adoption this weekend will find their forever homes. “At the RSPCA in the ACT, we currently have 218 animals in our care, of which we expect around 50